Saturday, January 28, 2012


The Sports Information Department offers this recap of Friday's affair...

Sophomore forward Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) scored two second period goals but The College at Brockport Men's Hockey team dropped a tough overtime loss to the Cortland Red Dragons Friday night, 6-5. The Golden Eagles still remain in the hunt for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) playoffs with seven points.

Cangro has now scored three goals in his last two games and has seven on the season. The Golden Eagles held a 5-2 advantage in the second period before Cortland staged a comeback. The Red Dragons scored two second period goals after Cangro's two scores. Following a third period goal by Cortland, the two teams skated to a 5-5 tie until the game-winner in overtime.

James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) started off the scoring 10 minutes into the first period on a slap-shot from the right side of the net on a power play. Cody received a pass from the top of the ice from Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) and scored his 14th goal of the season. Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT) was also credited with the assist. Five minutes later, Chris Marinakos (Orilla, ONT) scored his first goal of his collegiate career on an assist from Marcus Farmer (Caledon, ONT). Cortland scored less than a minute later to make the score 2-1 after the first period.

Cortland opened up with a goal 2:12 into the second period. The scored remained tied until Cangro beat Cortland goalie Brittan Kuhlman with a backhand shot to retake the lead for Brockport. Steve Sachman (Medford, NY) and Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY) assisted on the goal. Cangro wasted no time in building on the lead as he scored his second goal less than three minutes later. Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) found Cangro from behind the net. Cangro fired a shot from in front of the blue line that found its' way through a crowd and gave Brockport a 4-2 lead.

Cody kept the momentum going with a goal following some fancy puck handling. Cody played the puck to himself off the boards on the left side of the rink and skated through a Cortland defender and ripped a shot for his second goal of the game. Less than a minute later Cortland started their comeback with a goal, followed by one more with 2:35 remaining.

Cortland scored a goal 55 seconds into the third period to knot the score at five apiece. Freshman goalie Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT) faced multiple point-blank range shots throughout the game, including one off a rebound with under nine minutes remaining in the third period. Brockport took 13 third period shots but could not find the back of the net as the two teams skated into overtime.

Cortland controlled the puck in the first minute of play in the extra session, and at the 1:27 mark, a Cortland skater collected the puck off a rebound and put home the final tally of the game. With the win, Cortland gains two points and are tied with Brockport with seven points in the conference standings.

Brockport fired away throughout the game as the Golden Eagles finished with 51 total shots on goal. Green faced 34 Cortland shots on the night, making 28 saves.

James Cody's two goals on the night place him in a four-way tie for seventh place on the all-time Brockport scoring list. Cody sits at 110 points and now has 15 goals and 13 assists on the season.

The Golden Eagles remain in the hunt for the playoffs as both Potsdam and Geneseo both dropped conference games on Friday night. Brockport returns to action tomorrow night to face Oswego, the second ranked team in the nation at 7 pm at Tuttle North Ice Arena.